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A Technique to Quickly Develop Custom Number Formats

Published on Nov 2, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Huis, Learn Excel, Posts by Hui
A Technique to Quickly Develop Custom Number Formats

This post examines a quick technique for developing Custom Number Formats for Cells, Charts or any other Number location in Excel.

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Using an Array Formula to Find and Count the Maximum Text Occurrences in a Range

Using an Array Formula to Find and Count the Maximum Text Occurrences in a Range

Chandoo is off on Holidays and once again thrown me the keys to Chandoo.org.

So this week we’re going to:

  • Pull apart an Array Formula and see what’s under the hood;
  • Have a look at a technique for quickly developing Custom Number Formats &
  • Look at how we can use HTML Codes in posts at Chandoo.org to spice up your questions and answers.

Today is Tarun’s Problem

“I have got multiple names in each row and would like to have what name is repeated maximum number of times and how many times?”

Today we pull apart an answer to this question and see how it works.

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Compare 2 Lists Visually and Highlight Matches

Published on Oct 27, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Compare 2 Lists Visually and Highlight Matches

Comparison is one of the most common things we do with Excel. Naturally, there are so many ways to compare 2 lists of data using Excel.

Today, I want to share an interesting comparison problem with you.

Lets say you run a small shop which sells some highly specialized products. Now, since your products require quite some training before customers can buy them, you keep track of all product queries and arrange demos.

After a hectic week, you are staring at 2 lists. One with product queries, another with product demos. And you want to know whether all the queries are answered with a demo or not.

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Excel Links – After a long time edition

Published on Oct 24, 2011 in excel links

Long time readers of Chandoo.org know that we have a regular featured called as “Excel Links“, where I share some interesting Excel articles published around the web. This used to be a weekly feature, then became a monthly thing and later once a few months thing. As I had a hectic weekend, when I got […]

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Filter values where Fruit=Banana OR Sales>70. In Other Words, How to use Advanced Filters?

Published on Oct 10, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Filter values where Fruit=Banana OR Sales>70. In Other Words, How to use Advanced Filters?

Filtering is a simple yet powerful way to analyze data. When you apply filters to any list of values, Excel gives you some really useful pre-defined filters so that you can analyze the data in a variety of ways. So, assuming you have data like this: We all know how to filter data for Bananas. […]

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Sum of Values Between 2 Dates [Excel Formulas]

Published on Sep 27, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Sum of Values Between 2 Dates [Excel Formulas]

Lets just say, you run a nice little orange shop called, “Joe’s Awesome Oranges“. And being an Excel buff, you record the daily sales in to a workbook, in this format. After recording the sales for a couple of months, you got a refreshing idea, why not analyze the sales between any given 2 dates? […]

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Refresh All Pivot Tables at once [Quick Tip]

Published on Sep 19, 2011 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Refresh All Pivot Tables at once [Quick Tip]

Pivot Tables are an integral part of Excel based reports. So it is no surprise that many of create multiple pivot reports in one Excel workbook. So when the underlying data changes, we often spend time refreshing individual pivot tables. Today, I want to share a quick tip about how to refresh all pivot tables […]

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Excel Training Recommender – Interactive Excel Tool for you

Published on Sep 12, 2011 in Learn Excel, products, VBA Macros
Excel Training Recommender – Interactive Excel Tool for you

First a Quick Announcement: Our VBA Class enrollments will be closed this Friday (Sep 16). If you want to learn VBA & Excel, please consider joining our course. More than 120 students have already joined us in the second batch and are learning VBA as you read this. Click here to learn more about the VBA Classes and join us.

Moving on…,

As you may know, Chandoo.org offers quite a few Online Excel training programs. Over the last few weeks, many of you have emailed us and asked which training program is best for your situation. This got me thinking. “It should be easy for YOU to know what is best.”

So today morning, I locked my office room and made a beautiful Excel workbook that asks you only 2 questions and tells you which training programs are best for you. Try it here.

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My Top 10 Tips for Mastering VBA & Excel Macros [Part 5 of 5 – VBA Crash Course]

Published on Sep 6, 2011 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
My Top 10 Tips for Mastering VBA & Excel Macros [Part 5 of 5 – VBA Crash Course]

This article is part of our VBA Crash Course. Please read the rest of the articles in this series by clicking below links.

In the part 5 of our VBA Crash Course, let me share you my tips for mastering Excel VBA.

A warning before jumping in to the tips: I am not a VBA expert. I am a learner, just like you. I find VBA quite interesting language to learn and explore. These tips are based on what I have learned writing VBA (and VB code) in the last 12 years.

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Excel School Prices Going up from 29th August, Join Now to save!

Published on Aug 26, 2011 in Learn Excel, products
Excel School Prices Going up from 29th August, Join Now to save!

Hello lovelies,

We break the regular awesomeness on Excel & related beauty to bring you an important notice.

You may know that I run an online Excel & Dashboard training program, called as Excel School. We have been running this course since Jan 2009 and trained more than 1,500 students thru this so far. And starting next Monday (29 August), the course prices are going up.

So, if you are waiting to become awesome in Excel, now is your chance.

Click here to learn more about Excel School & Join us.

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Custom Chart Axis Formating – Part 2.

Custom Chart Axis Formating – Part 2.

Last week I introduced the technique of using custom Number Formats for Chart Axis labels.

Today I present a few more alternative layouts including Chart Series Data Label Formats.

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Selective Chart Axis Formating

Selective Chart Axis Formating

A few weeks back, John asked a post question, “ How can I add a £ to the 80 on a Chart axis and leave the rest of the numbers plain numbers ? ”

Custom Number Formats, That’s How.

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Join Excel Formula Crash Course & Master Excel Formulas

Published on Aug 17, 2011 in Learn Excel, products

Excel Formula Crash Course from Chandoo.org

Who is this course for?

If you use MS Excel to do data analysis, reporting, day to day tracking or project management then this is the right course for you. If you struggle with formulas or not sure which formula to use for any given occasion, then this is the perfect course for you. We will be introducing more than 40 different formulas with 100s of examples in this course. As we will be using realistic data & examples, you can very quickly apply the same to your day to day work and do so much more with ease & confidence.

Click here to learn more & join this course.

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5 Announcements for You [Quick Read]

Published on Aug 16, 2011 in blogging, Learn Excel
5 Announcements for You [Quick Read]

It is megaphone time at Chandoo.org. I have a few quick announcements about upcoming training programs & other interesting stuff. Just read on :)

1. VBA Classes – 2nd batch details.
2. Good news for our Indian customers
3. New Excel Formula Crash Course – from tomorrow (17 August)
4. Excel School prices going up!
5. Recommended Live Training – Mike’s Power Analyst Bootcamp in US

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Check if a Word or Phrase is Palindrome using Excel Formulas [Weekend Fun]

Published on Aug 12, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Check if a Word or Phrase is Palindrome using Excel Formulas [Weekend Fun]

The other day, while I was putting my kids to sleep, this idea came to me. How do I check if a cell contains a palindrome, using Excel formulas?

Next morning, I wrestled with excel for about 20 minutes and boom, the formula is ready.

But what is a palindrome?
A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
So, to check if a cell contains palindrome, we need to reverse the cell contents and see if both original and reverse are the same.

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